Tuesday, April 4, 2017

PVT William Elmer Slusher

courtesy of Martha Chrisman Riley
PVT William Elmer Slusher was born 20 Jul 1917 in Madison County, Kentucky. He was the youngest of the 4 children born to of James Millard and Elouria (Parker) Slusher. His father farmed near Blue Lick, Kentucky. Later the family moved to a farm valued at $2000 along Red Lick Road in Madison County. William farmed with his father. Sometime after October, 1940, William married Bessie Pearl Wilson and the couple farmed in Madison County.

William was drafted in April 1944. After his basic military training he was sent to the European theater and was transferred from the replacement depot to C Company 116th Infantry on 28 Oct 1944. PVT Slusher was injured on 17 Nov 1944 and evacuated to hospital. He was returned to the unit via the replacement depot on 18 Mar 1945. The unit was near Waltrop, Germany when PVT Slusher was killed in action on 4 Apr 1945.

PVT Slusher was repatriated and re-interred in the Berea Cemetery in Berea, Kentucky.

Pearl never re-married and was buried next to her husband when she passed in 2004. The couple had no children.

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